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CHASNZ and Site Safe Guide to Site Access Requirements

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

CHASNZ and Site Safe developed a guide earlier this year, an important step in standardising what's expected of the construction sector and what the minimum requirements are for training, competency assessment, site induction, and supervision.

Interim Establishment Board (iEB) for WDCs

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

Following a successful Expression of Interest process, a strong group of interim Establishment Board (iEB) members has been selected and will start work on the formation of all six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). The establishment of the WDCs was originally targeted for mid-2021 but has been fast-tracked to help support New Zealand’s COVID-19 response and recovery.

2021 Keystone Scholarships are open

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

Keystone Trust offers Study Awards and Scholarships to school leavers who have circumstantial and financial need, and who are heading onto tertiary study specific to a career in construction. The Trust is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Study Awards, Kiwi Property Scholarship, and newly established C3 Construction Scholarship.

Updated COVID-19 Building and Construction Industry Advisory

Posted on Wednesday 24 June, 2020

With New Zealand operating at Alert Level 1, building and construction sites are almost back to normal. However, with nine active COVID-19 cases in the country, we need to make sure that everyone in our sector is adhering to the government’s COVID-19 advice.

Apprenticeship Support Programme

Posted on Friday 19 June, 2020

The Government’s Apprenticeship Support Programme was announced on Wednesday. The programme is a cross-agency government response, the key components of which are; a new government subsidy that will pay employers for each apprentice they train, and the expansion of the existing Mana in Mahi programme.

New learning modules to understand the Building Code

Posted on Friday 19 June, 2020

To help better understand the Building Code and how it works, MBIE’s Building Performance Team have created some online learning modules covering the Building Code, performance requirements, and compliance.

NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Monday 08 June, 2020

8 June 2020. With the announcement today that New Zealand is moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight, CHASNZ (in conjunction with the NZ Construction industry Council) has published a revised standard and protocols for ongoing operations. The...

NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. With New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Level 2, the sheer volume of government and industry information required to be shared with construction practitioners during the lockdown, and subsequent shifts to Levels 3 and 2, has subsided. The...

Recent government initiatives in the construction sector

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020: Changes to Building Consent exemptions

In a move designed to fast-track small residential projects from proposal to construction, the government has increased the size of detached buildings that are exempt from a Building Consent. The previous exemption was for buildings...

Construction related announcements in brief

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. Following the recent National Party’s recent leadership change and reshuffled line-up, the Building and Construction portfolio has moved from Andrew Bayly to Waikato MP, Tim Van de Molen.

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